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The grammar of ornament


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Design Digitized: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Library’s Rare Books, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, was supported in part by funds from the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) through the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases Program


statement of responsibility: by Owen Jones; illustrated by examples from various styles of ornament. One hundred folio plates, drawn on stone by F. Bedford, and printed in colours by Day and Son.

Added t.p. in colors.

With contributions by J.B. Waring, J.O. Westwood, and M.D. Wyatt.

Order of the individual groups of pages: [2], 6, [2], 4, 6, 4, 4, 2, 4, 4, 4, 2, 8, 2, 3, 2, 2, 7, 5, 15, [1], 4, 14, 4.

'Books referred to for illustrations, literary and pictorial': 1 p. preceding pl. LXXIV.

action: Laique II NK1175.J78 1856 CHMRB ; title page 1998/04/10 through 1998/09/15 William E. Baxter International Gallery Dempsey.

Added t.p. in colors

With contributions by J.B. Waring, J.O. Westwood, and M.D. Wyatt

Order of the individual groups of pages: [2], 6, [2], 4, 6, 4, 4, 2, 4, 4, 4, 2, 8, 2, 3, 2, 2, 7, 5, 15, [1], 4, 14, 4

"Books referred to for illustrations, literary and pictorial": 1 p. preceding pl. LXXIV

Laique II

CHMRB has two copies

CHMRB c. 1 (39088012147781; accession no. 208450) is imperfect: the added t.p., the t.p., and some other preliminary leaves have been repaired because of slight damage to their edges. Some of the plates have had their fore-edges closely cropped, affecting some plate numbers

CHMRB c. 1 has a later red cloth binding with a printed beige paper spine label; with binder's ticket for the Sky Meadow Bindery (Feb. 1991) mounted on back paste-down endpaper

CHMRB c. 2 (39088012147732) is the gift of David Martin, Jr

CHMRB c. 2 has an old gilt-tooled black half-leather binding with burgundy embossed-cloth-covered boards, a gilt-stamped black leather panel with the cover title, and all edges gilt


Volume c. 2
Publisher London : Published by Day and Son
Year 1856
Pages 326
Possible copyright status Not in copyright.
Language English
Call number 39088012147732
Digitizing sponsor Metropolitan New York Library Council
Book contributor Smithsonian Libraries
Collection smithsonian

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